Why Aging “In Community” Is Popular For Baby Boomers?

Why Aging “In Community” Is Popular For Baby Boomers?

Aging “in place” versus aging “in community” – what is the difference between both options and why do people care? It might be difficult for us (as caregivers) to look forward and imagine how we are going to age in the distant future. However, if current trends are likely to be believed, many of us are going to want to age in place. Why Age “In Community”? Aging in place, it means that you grow old in the house that you always called home. Even though it is understandable that this provides a certain level of comfort for aging seniors, it can also lead to loneliness and isolation. Oftentimes these seniors are unable to drive, making them hous …

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Best of the BEST – Maricela Campos
Carlton Senior Living Blog | August 17, 2016

Best of the BEST - Maricela Campos

Best of the Best Award Winner Associate: Maricela Campos Community: Pleasant Hill Department: Personal Care Position: Medication Technician Reason for Maricela’s Nomination: Maricela has been with Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill since March 2003 starting as a Personal Care Aide and cross trained to become one of the best Medication Technicians we have. She has a calmness and patience that readily puts our residents at ease. Maricela is reliable and detail oriented which is so necessary in medication management. Extraordinary associate….period! Provides the best service to our residents and families with a smile. (Manager) She is very de …

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What You Should Know About The Ombudsman
Carlton Senior Living Blog | August 16, 2016

What You Should Know About The Ombudsman

Chances are that you have heard of the ombudsman before – but you probably have no idea what the ombudsman can do for you. The word itself means “citizen representative.” The ombudsman is in place to investigate and resolve complaints from private citizens against government agencies or officials. The LTC (long-term care) programs are available to any senior living in an adult care facility in the United States, whether it be a board care home, assisted living facility, or a nursing home. You can always rely on your local ombudsman to hear your issues. Best of all, the information and advice that you receive here is both confidential and free …

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Talent Show – Davis Senior Living
Carlton Senior Living Blog | August 12, 2016

Talent Show - Davis Senior Living

The Carlton Senior Living Davis Talent Show with local UCD community service group, Circle K was a hit!  They were a daylong service extravaganza and one group finished their day at Carlton Senior Living Davis, where they performed music, told jokes, and played minute-to-win-it style games with our residents.  One of the biggest benefits of Davis is the university, and this is just one example of how we connect with their students.

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Poetry Class – Davis Senior Living
Carlton Senior Living Blog | August 11, 2016

Poetry Class - Davis Senior Living

Here we have some pictures from a Poetry Night hosted by local girl scouts, in which the girls presented their own acrostic poems and pictures before breaking into pairs with the residents to write new poems and illustrate them.  The girls got to practice public speaking and start making connections with our seniors, who relished the opportunity to play and work with these sweet kids.

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Oragami Class – Davis Senior Living
Carlton Senior Living Blog | August 10, 2016

Oragami Class - Davis Senior Living

The Carlton Senior Living Davis origami class is taught by one of our residents, Christina Frank, who loves to share her passion for the art of folding paper.  Since she moved in, she’s started teaching monthly classes in which residents learn to fold origami themselves as well as look at Christina’s incredible work.

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Annual Local Hero BBQ – San Leandro
Carlton Senior Living Blog | July 29, 2016

Annual Local Hero BBQ - San Leandro

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro hosted their Annual Local Hero BBQ honoring all that our service men and women do for San Leandro.  Firefighters, paramedics, policemen, members of the city of San Leandro, and Mayor Pauline Cutter enjoyed a luncheon in their honor and the company of our residents and staff. Please enjoy the photos below.

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Resident Garden – San Leandro
Carlton Senior Living Blog | July 14, 2016

Resident Garden - San Leandro

Residents at Carlton Senior Living San Leandro gathered in the beautiful courtyard garden to plant succulent gardens, each resident planted individual succulents in mason jars to take back to their apartments. We also planted four succulent arrangements in large pots to keep in the courtyard. A splendid day spent in the best way!

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